An Old Woman Finds a Polaroid Camera in This Touching Cartoon (Video)

When was the last time you saw an animated short and felt a lump in your throat? This cartoon was an undergraduate thesis for Christina Manrique and Brendon Clogher, both animation students at the Loyola Marymount University in LA:

In the short film, Photographs, an old woman living in a ghost town finds herself a Polaroid camera. In doing so she finds a way to relive her best days, taking selfies at places that are intertwined with the memories of her loved one.

screenshot from photography animated short

Completed over one and a half years and encompassing thousands of hours of meticulous work, this animated short encompasses a very interesting script that transforms into an equally absorbing six minutes of animation especially for photographers.

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  1. It is amazing how a simple animation can bring up overpowering emotion. I am seventy one years old and I identified with this story so much that I cried.

  2. Rick says:

    It reminds me too much of the intro for Up! but still powerful…

  3. Aura says:

    Lovely animation. The wedding couple was the saddest. reminded me of my parents on their day :)

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